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Hello UK! Newcastle Diet from Texas progress thread.

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Borzoi, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. ron77

    ron77 Prediabetes · Member

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    Cool, thanks!
    I'm going to try them in a stir fry, thanks for the info! I'll use your method with fingers crossed. I haven't had noodles in forever either, hope they come out decent, it'll be great :)
     
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  2. Jamrox

    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  3. Borzoi

    Borzoi Type 2 · Active Member

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    Happy Saturday everyone.

    Just updated the last few days of charts. Numbers are maintaining, and I've actually gone to the movies twice lately (Some great movies out!). Had a medium bag of popcorn as a treat twice with monitoring, blood sugar went down on it's own. The main thing I'm trying to do as the diet slowly winds down is permanently adopt new standards on portion control.

    I used to eat large servings of carbs and I think going forward I'll adjust to a mindset of less is more. This diet has taught me to enjoy things for what they are, not for how much I get of it. I take my time and savor it and appreciate this second chance as I move forward to the new diet in a few days time.

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    The kelp noodles have been an incredible source of fun for me. Been experimenting constantly and I've been able to get them just right twice out of about 4-5 attempts. I think the key is to let them slowly cook in a sauce to reduce any crunchiness, about 10 minutes of simmering..It is possible to make them completely spaghetti/noodle like.

    My latest lunch was a pad thai. I replaced one of my shakes to create a low glycemic version of a peanut sauce using organic peanut butter (Just a tablespoon!), ginger, garlic, lemongrass, a few sesame seeds and some sriracha. Turned out really good! Just missing the green onions and some water sprouts.

    As of the last week I've tried boiling them, cooking them on their own and then combining with sauce..Seems like the best approach is to simmer them with sauce for the best results. These will be in my pantry for a long time to come, probably the best diet discovery I've had in years (In my opinion).

    Anyways, 2 days to go. :) Test results are being processed as we speak. I gave my doctor quite a fright when she saw me-She was concerned that I was not eating at all. I reassured her that wasn't the case. Look forward to sharing the results, praying they are good! Cheers and onwards.
     
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    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think I measured ingredients correctly but who knows?!!! C
     
  5. Borzoi

    Borzoi Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hello again!

    So the Newcastle Diet phase is done! Woke up to a nice surprise. A slice of frittata, a nice coffee and a congrats for making it through the process.

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    Sure enough the final results are in, close to 30lbs down- Average fasting of 4.8 and I've pretty much eliminated 90% of my medication from my daily routine.

    Now I'm still waiting for my results from the doc (A few days still till that), but the work is not done. As of now I'm starting the tricky process of transitioning to a low carb diet..And guess what, normal food is no longer easy to consume. It's going to take a bit but I'm looking forward to transitioning back to working out (Now that I have normal calorie intake again).

    My observations are that even if you wanted to, you wouldn't be able to go back to a normal diet immediately after concluding this diet. Either way I'm really happy I was able to actually willpower through it, and posting daily on the forum, the encouragement from you guys and keeping myself accountable with my chart definitely helped me get through these 2 months. I'll be sharing my results in a few days following the doc appointment for concrete results.

    On the plus side, everything tastes absolutely incredible after this diet. Had a quarter chicken last night and it was ridiculously good. As of now still carb shy (Something @muzza3 mentioned, which I now understand) as I don't want to shock my system. Will be back with an update shortly!
     
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  6. muzza3

    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Borzoi

    Congratulations Its been a real pleasure being on the same journey and your wonderful posts and support have been inspirational.
    I look forward to comparing notes on the next "phase"
     
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  7. Roytaylorjasonfunglover

    Roytaylorjasonfunglover Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, you have done a very impressive piece of work! This is one of the best newcastle diet Threads of all time. The finely gathered personal data, with the readings and dates, surely will be of inspiration to all the people contemplating the diet, and the numbers shows it, it works!

    Good luck in the future and may your readings continue to be as good, congratulations with all your hard work!
     
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  8. Borzoi

    Borzoi Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hey guys! Getting my results tomorrow. I just wanted to offer an update on post Newcastle diet:

    The main thing I'm going to stress is to transition off this diet slowly, haha. I went to low carb too fast and my body was actually converting protein into glucose...Which was completely out of wack and not a good state to be in. I transitioned too fast and my body didn't know what to do with it. I saw my blood sugar spike for a day or two mysteriously with no carb intake, and after adjustment its back to normal levels I've seen it at as of late.

    So this is my transitional diet at the moment, as you might notice it still has a lot of elements from the newcastle diet with a few sources of protein and fats sprinkled throughout. Too much of a rapid transition seems like it could shock your system. Good to know now.

    My meal plan at the moment is like this:
    Breakfast: Protein shake or eggs & bacon/sausage with flax roll
    Meal 1: Salad with avocado/nuts
    Meal 2: Multigrain wrap with chicken and a handful of pretzels
    Meal 3: Protein Shake
    Meal 4: Salad or crackers with cheese
    Meal 5: Kelp noodles, chicken or other proteins, salad

    A lot of small meals throughout, but the structure is good to build my nonexistent energy levels back up. Easing back into working out, lost a bit of strength but not as bad as I thought it would be. Weight is consistent, gained about 3 pounds back but it's stable at 170.

    Results tomorrow!

    Thank you man, hope the transition has been relatively smooth for you. I'm still learning new things post process.

    Thanks! I really hope it helps folks get an idea of what the process might look like. Will be trying to keep updating from time to time to keep track of the long term results. :) Thanks so much for helping and encouraging throughout the process, you've been a great help.
     
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  9. muzza3

    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Borzoi
    yes the transition has been a learning experience for me as well. Adjusting diet as I go along but very much LCHF. Lost just over a pound in weeks 1 & 2 but on track for a bit more this week. BG's have been great. I look forward to seeing your test results
    Cheers
     
  10. ron77

    ron77 Prediabetes · Member

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    Hey just realized, been a while, any updates? Hope all is ok!
     
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  11. jennarose93

    jennarose93 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Your journey thus far has brought me to tears and is giving me the strength to do it - just two months I am telling myself. I had been staying between 30 to 60 gms NET carbs and had great results, my caloric intake was 1200 on an LCHF but after two years of feeling starved with little to no weight loss and small achievements in lowering my cholesterol and triglycerides.I was very frustrated. I cannot get below 250 (mostly in my belly - no butt, slim arms and legs - the potato head frame) and still have to have some insulin which makes it an uphill battle. I found the Newcastle while looking for a safe way to do a 3 day yogic fast and came across an old fast (early 1900's) that, as a medical professional, made sense. except for the vodka every 2 hours - which would explain low fastings and while I like vodka, the plan stated it allowed for the patients to relax.. So I decided I'd create a model for myself then I saw the Newcastle. And then I found you, a fellow American.! I am making out my shopping list - using your recipes as inspiration.
    Kelp Noodles are the bomb! Ditch the Miracle Noodles and get the refrigerated NaSoya Pasta Zero Shiritaki Spaghetti (I find mine in Publix), they do not stink, I rinse them then remove the moisture with paper towels then nuke them for about 5 minutes, will get all the excess water out. I order fantastic sauce from Netrition.com (they have lots of great low carb and no carb options) Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce, Spicy Tomato, add a few mushrooms, onions and some pepper. Ok just described my dinner:) I also have an account at Linda's diet delite for other items, they have lots of low carb breads but I only eat the bagels, toasted and with the insides removed (the texture is way too chewy, flax makes it a little slimy) and stuff it with a low carb protein or veggie - it's a great sandwich when you complete your regimen.
     
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  12. Roytaylorjasonfunglover

    Roytaylorjasonfunglover Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Goood luck!
     
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  13. shinebright

    shinebright Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi just came across this thread. It seems like the diet worked. Although I don't see if you posted your final test results from the doctor? How are you doing now? Is your diabetes gone/cured? I would truly appreciate it if you could get back to me. I have just recently been diagnosed with type 2 and am thinking about doing this diet before I have to go on medication. Thank you in advanced.
     
  14. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You may or may not get a reply from @Borzoi - he last logged on here nearly a year ago.
     
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    shinebright Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thanks yea I saw that. I wonder why he didn't post his results when he finished the diet? He seemed to be doing great.
     
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  16. eddie07

    eddie07 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Why not try the LCHF diet. It has helped me to reduce my HBA1c levels from 7.3% lab tested on 23rd of February 2017 down to 5.3% tested yesterday 30th of May 2017. Mostly down to the LCHF diet.
    Good luck.
    Eddie
     
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